Nation and World News

  • Abortion in cases of rape: New feuds in old debate

    NEW YORK – Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Stabbing suspect's mental state is key to the case

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school wi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

    KANSAS CITY – Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn’t seem to ha ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

    BOSTON (AP) — Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old buil ...
    April 12, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • In a rare rebuke, U.S. blocks Iran's envoy to UN

    WASHINGTON – In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could s ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

    PERTH, Australia – With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

    DETROIT – Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems – ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

    SANDS POINT, N.Y. – Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash

    ORLAND, Calif. – It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to colle ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

    NEW YORK – Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first ti ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

    BATH, Maine – Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, ea ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty.A judge signed off Frid ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

    NEW YORK – Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    CHALMETTE, La. – When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

    NIU Senior Center Andrew Ness Talks Spring Practice

    More videos

    Reader Poll

    What is your favorite Easter candy?
    Chocolate Easter bunny
    Creme eggs
    Jelly beans